Tag: Contemporary Art

  • E-Flux Feminism(s) Panel discussion

    Blurb: Offside Affairs begins with soccer—the delirious energy of the game, its technologically-calibrated mass spectatorship, the unparalleled intersectionality in the identity politics of fans. An unexpectedly potent subcultural byproduct is soccer fan fiction, a kind of “democratic erotica” practiced by internet writers (often female, anonymous, amateur) who read into and imaginatively explore homoerotic dynamics on […]

  • QINGNI/QINGMIN dance/multimedia performance

    Qingni is Qinmin’s best friend; they were high school desk-mates. Both of them went to the West Coast of the United States for collage. Now both Qinmin and Qingni live in New York City; they are still best friends. Qinmin’s art practice drew heavily from their friendship and the experience of living in-between worlds. QINGNI […]

  • RROPS interview

    PROPS: What role do images play in our practice? Xin Wang: I’m an art historian by training, and throughout the course of my (over)education I’ve been exposed to myriad trajectories in which images are made, derived, edited, post-edited. As a result, there is always hyper-sensitivity towards the generative parameters that inform the politics and erotics […]

  • chin(A)frica: an interface

      Duke House Exhibition Series Fall 2017 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University James B. Duke House 1 East 78th Street October 18, 2017- February 18, 2018 The fall Duke House Exhibition, chin(A)frica: an interface, investigates new parameters in which identity, geopolitics, and otherness are re-formulated through expansive exchanges between China and African countries […]

  • Siah Armajani: Monument Valley

    A bridge by Siah Armajani (b.1939) is always a moving target, an ontological riddle. It must be quite odd for a visitor new to his practice to encounter such a structure – either as a sculptural installation or paper-based model – within the confines of gallery walls. Neither sculptures that foreground form nor ready-mades that […]

  • Wind Rising from the Tips of Green Duckweeds: —A Conversation with Qiu Anxiong

    In 2006, Shanghai-based artist Qiu Anxiong premiered New Classic of Mountains and Seas I (NCMS1), a thirty-minute, three-channel ink animation that narrated a powerful allegory of modern civilization and its plight. Inspired by the ancient encyclopedic cosmography Classic of Mountains and Seas, which describes a myriad of prehistoric and mythological creatures, the video and its […]

  • Art Agenda Review: “Why Not Ask Again” 11th Shanghai Biennale

    At the 11th Shanghai Biennale, it isn’t possible to take a photograph without capturing people; the vast Power Station of Art—an electric plant turned kunsthalle since 2012—is busy throughout the preview day and public opening. The curators, Raqs Media Collective, have titled this edition of the biennale “Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories,” […]

  • Art Gazing and Claiming Locality at Nanjing’s Sifang Museum

    NANJING, China — Recently I had a revelation while walking through the Guggenheim’s exhibition Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, where I experienced a unique and familiar kind of dissonance: the broad swath of geopolitically and culturally volatile regions the exhibition claims to encompass is somehow distilled and distanced in a clean, […]

  • Interview: Cecilia Alemani

    With Frieze New York now open, the curator of the fair’s Projects and director of the public art program for the High Line talks about all that went into organizing this year’s program, the challenges of site-specificity, and the delicate balance of entertainment and education.   Last year, Aki Sasamoto’s project Coffee/Tea (2015), a 3-D personality test, worked particularly well for me because […]

  • Of Gentrifiers and Rice

    Review of “CLAPBACK 2.Gently Weeps” at Sleep Center (9 Monroe Street Basement, New York, NY 10002, USA), Feb 28–Mar 13, 2016 The familiar story of gallery-led gentrification in New York took a fetishistic turn with its latest expansion to Chinatown. Look no further than i-D’s romanticization of “garbage-laden streets” in a profile of the area’s […]